Giraffe Manor in Nairobi

Written by Lindsay Krause

Giraffe Manor is a boutique hotel in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. Set in an iconic manor house dating back from the 1930’s, this exclusive property has only 10 rooms and accommodates a maximum of 25 guests. With its sunny terraces, secret courtyards, pristine gardens and its majestic giants, this property is a one of a kind retreat in the heart of Africa.

Giraffe Manor has climbed the ranks of must visit properties in Africa, and the world, for its fascinating herd of resident Rothschild Giraffes who roam the 12 acres of private land freely and inquisitively. Guests visiting Kenya are able to have the complete “Out of Africa” experience at Giraffe Manor – elegant accommodation decorated in timeless antiques and history, close encounters with African wildlife and more than enough time to spend at leisure in true safari style. Guests can unwind after a day of exploring the surrounds by indulging in a spa treatment from the on-site massage therapist, or enjoy an afternoon high tea with the inquisitive giraffes.

breakfast with the giraffes
Share your breakfast with a Rothschild giraffe

Where is Giraffe Manor located?

Giraffe manor is located in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and is also home to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – the main airport used for entry into Kenya by international visitors. Surrounded by the leafy suburb of Lang’ata. It is within this suburb that visitors can also find the Uhuru gardens, the Bomas of Kenya, the famous Carnivore Restaurant as well as a gate into Nairobi National Park.

guided forest walk at giraffe manor
Explore the giraffe sanctuary on a guided walk through the forests

The lodge and suites at Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor offers a perfect balance of traditional and modern sophistication. With the unique chance of unparalleled experiences with the giraffes, vying for guests attention at the breakfast table, the front door and even through the bedroom window. Inspired by the Manor’s original 1930′s decor, the 10 luxury bedrooms have been designed with large four poster beds, antique furnishing, incredible art and spacious bathrooms.

giraffe manor doorway

Encounter these incredible creatures as you go through normal daily routines on these unique and beautiful grounds.

When to visit Giraffe Manor

Nairobi is it’s warmest between December and March, where the temperatures can reach close to 30ºC and is cooler between July and September when temperatures drop to around 10ºC.

However, as Giraffe Manor is usually a one night stay over en route to your safari in other regions of Kenya, the answer of when to visit Giraffe Manor depends on which area of Kenya you’re travelling to for the rest of your trip.

Karen Blixen and Nairobi museums
Visit the Karen Blixen and Nairobi museums
Leave your legacy in Nairobi with a visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. You’ll have the opportunity to “adopt” an elephant through your donations.
david sheldrick trust elephants
giraffe manor high tea
Enjoy a sunset high tea on the terrace

If you have dreamt of an “Out of Africa” experience and would like to stay at Giraffe Manor on your African safari, contact us to book your stay today or view Giraffe Manor as featured in our 9 Day Kenya Safari.